DALLAS, Texas – January 18, 2017 – Associa, the industry’s largest community management firm, is proud to announce that its philanthropic organization, Associa Cares, set a record for the most families assisted in a single year by almost doubling its distribution total from the year before.
Associa Cares is a nonprofit organization set up to benefit families and communities across the country that are in need of assistance following a catastrophe at home such as a flood, fire or tornado. In 2016 Associa employees, through payroll deduction and fundraising events, along with business partners contributed more than $753,000 to the organization which assisted a record 573 families.
Donations in 2016 totaled $668,000, the most the organization has ever distributed in a single year, blowing away last years’ total of $353,000. View the 2016 Associa Cares highlight video here.
“A core value of Associa is family spirit. One way we put that value into action is through Associa Cares,” said Associa Cares President Andrew Fortin. “2016 saw a record need for homeowner assistance with flooding in Louisiana, major fires in California, Tennessee, and Canada, a devastating east coast hurricane and countless other events that occurred where Associa Cares came through for so many families and it’s all possible through the generosity of the Associa family.”
In December, Associa Cares distributed $63,300, rounding out its totals for the year with large contributions going toward families in Tennessee displaced by wildfires and to residents from a Surrey, British Columbia condominium complex that left dozens of residents displaced after a massive fire.
Associa Cares is a national nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization created to assist families and communities in crisis as a result of natural and man-made disasters. Through donations raised from Associa employees and at fundraising events across the country, Associa Cares is able to provide necessary goods and services to the families affected by these types of tragedies. If you know of a family that has been the victim of a natural or man-made disaster, go directly to www.associacares.com to submit a request.
Building and managing successful communities for more than 38 years, Associa is the leader in community management with over 10,000 employees operating more than 180 branch offices in the United States, Mexico, and Canada. Based in Dallas, Texas, our industry expertise, financial strength, and innovation meet the unique needs of clients across the world with customized services and solutions designed to help communities achieve their vision. To learn more about Associa and its charitable organization, Associa Cares, go to www.associaonline.com or www.associacares.com.